How Risky Is It to Send Jeff Bezos to the Edge of Space?

A Blue Origin spokesperson declined to answer questions from WIRED about the kind of training the Bezos brothers will receive in advance of their flight, and about how control and navigation of the capsule works, instead pointing us to a page on their website that...

NASA’s MOXIE Experiment Is Making Oxygen on Mars

It might be a long time before any astronauts land on Mars—NASA is talking about the early 2030s, while SpaceX’s Elon Musk has promised it will be sooner. But when humans do touch down, they might find a successor to MOXIE waiting for them. Any crew coming to Mars...

Melting Mountain Glaciers May Not Survive the Century

If you haven’t hiked across a glacier yet, you might want to get booted up sometime soon. The world’s high-mountain glaciers are melting faster than scientists previously thought; since 2015, they have been losing nearly 300 billion tons of ice per year. If this rate...